IND vs ENG: Rishabh Pant's magnificent century against Jimmy Anderson and Co.

 | Updated: Mar 05, 2021, 04:45 PM IST

Rishabh Pant's gritty 101 helped India take a crucial lead over England. Let's take a look at his unique knock against England: 

Entered the crease when India were 80/4

India were down to 80/4 when wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant came onto the crease. His partnership with Rohit Sharma had to be huge if India wanted to take significant lead.  


Pant's crucial knock

The partnership could not last long after Rohit Sharma fell at 49 ending the 41-run stand between the two. 


His partnership with Washington Sundar

Despite losing Ashwin early, Pant and Washington Sundar held on to the crease to bring lead for Team India. 


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Went on despite struggling to run

The southpaw was visibly in pain as he was running between the wickets, however, Pant compensated those runs by smashing boundaries. 


Took advantage of tired English bowling attack

Ben Stokes and Jimmy Anderson were smashed all around the park despite getting a new ball. Rishabh Pant struck an outrageous reverse lap over slip off Jimmy Anderson. The shot left commentators shocked. 


Brings up the 100 in style

Pant brought his third ton in Test in style as he smashed the ball for a six. However, the southpaw was dismissed in the next over, his contribution gave India a significant lead over England.